Saturday, September 24, 2011

Popcorn Babyshower Favor

These are super simple and are so easy to cordinate to any theme you are doing for any shower.

Wrapping paper
Name Labels to send thru your printer
Microwave popcorn bags

Step 1:  Find some wrapping paper that matches your theme.
Step 2:  Cut wrapping paper into strips wide enough to cover your popcorn bags leaving the side plastic showing.
Step 3:  Wrap your popcorn bags with the wrapping paper and cut to length.  Secure in the back with tape, double stick tape, gluestick, etc.
Step 4:  Using word or any other similar computer program format your labels with any clipart and words that you want.  Mine said "Cathy Xxxxxx's Baby Shower, Here is a yummy treat for you to enjoy because she is about to pop with a girl & a boy" (she was having twins).  Then print your labels out.
Step 5:  Stick your labels onto card stock then cut around the labels leaving some cardstock showing with some fancy siccors.
Step 6:  Glue your Cardstock/Label a little off center onto the front of the wrapped popcorn package.
Step 7:  Tie the ribbon on to the popcorn beside the label and curl the ends of the ribbon.
Step 8:  Vouala.  A perfectly adorable babyshower favor that will perfectly match your theme or colors.

Oh, and if you want to know about making that diapercake in the background check out my post about that here.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Perfect Pumpkin Carving Ideas

I love fall.  There is a chill in the air lately that makes me want to get ready for fall and has me already looking for things to decorate with for Halloween.  I know Halloween is over a month away but I just can't wait.  So I'm posting pumpkin carving pics from the last two years for you to enjoy.  I usually do a design for each of my kids and then I do another pumpkin in a design I choose.  My kids are getting older so they have both been getting into the pumpkin carving the last couple of years and I've added some pictures of pumpkins they have made.  Hope everyone has fun carving pumpkins this year and has a great Halloween.

The smiling Jack-o-lantern & skull/crossbones are from one of those pumpkin carving books.  The Tinkerbell I did from a printout from the Internet and then punched holes and cut stars for the sparkles.  The small jack-o-lantern is one that my son made.

Here is a close up of the Tinkerbell design.

Closeup of smiley pumpkin.

Closeup of skull & cross bones.

The Minnie was from a pumpkin carving design book.  The Pikachu & Linus were things I got off the Internet.  The pumpkin in the middle is a design from my son and the pigtail pumpkin (on the right) was made with help of my daughter (it turned out really cute).

Closeup of Minnie Mouse Pumpkin.

Closeup of Linus Pumpkin from "It's a great pumpkin, Charlie Brown"

Closeup of the Pokemon Pikachu Pumpkin.

Closeup of pigtail pumpkin.  See the pigtails sticking out of the side?  I used the smile that I cut out of this and another pumpkin as the pigtails then carved bows at the base of each pigtail.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Pinterest a new obsession

I'd been seeing a lot of talk about Pinterest for a while now and I've tried not to click mention of it because I was thinking once I figured out what it was I would become obesssed.  Well I read a post about pinterest being "porn for cafters" and I finally gave in and googled it so I could figure out what it was.  It only took about 10 minutes and I had fallen under it's power.  I've now made a Pinterest board for all my blog ideas you can check it out here just be careful Pinterest is very addicting.

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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Super Easy Mickey Mouse Cake

I made this cake for my son's 4th Birthday.  Mickey Mouse Clubhouse was our theme and I wanted to make a cake with a Mickey theme that wouldn't be just be a plastic Mickey sitting on top of the cake.  I also needed it to be super easy to make because I didn't have a lot of time to spend making a cake. So I came up with this cake that is made with bought frosting, bought fondant, oreos and fondant cutters.  My son helped me cut out all the shapes and letters and we had a lot of fun making it together. 

2 or 3 layers of cake
Bought frosting
Primary Premade Fondant
Circle Cutters
Letter Cutters

Step 1:  Layer & frost the cake.

Step 2:  Roll out fondant according to the directions and use the cutters to make the shapes you want.  Put a layer of wax paper under the fondant to make it easier to peel the letters and shapes up after you cut them out.  I used circle cutters but you could probably find something around your house to make circle shapes if you looked then you couldn't have to buy the cutter.  (I bought both types of cutters and the fondant from Michaels using coupons so I didn't spend a lot of money on this cake and the cutters can be reused for other cakes at a later time.)

Step 3:  Just lightly push your cut out shapes and letters on to your prefrosted cake.

Step 4:  I took an oreo and crumbled it then put the crumbs on the top edge of the cake for some added color.

Step 5:  Arrange the oreos around the cake and you are done.  It is that easy.
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